A Conversation with Intuitive Healer Sarah Itkin
I first meet Sarah on Pearl Street in 2017. She’s sitting serenely under a big sunhat, shades blocking out the blazing overhead sun, smile upon her face. I notice her sign — 10-minute reading for $10 — and feel a familiar pull in my gut. A gravity drawing me to her. To her abilities. To a person who can help me figure out my next steps. I’ve just finished undergrad and stuck in a job that pays the bills but does little to feed the soul. And now, mid-thirties, life seems to be slipping by too quickly to settle for something less than soul-feeding. But I’m having trouble dreaming, sorting through my passions. Trouble landing on a path that makes sense. One with a clear direction.
So I stop at Sarah, introduce myself, let the magic unfold.
Although this story isn’t solely about me, it might be nice to have a little context about why I find Sarah and her gifts so fascinating. That summer day in Boulder, Sarah asked her angels for help with providing clarity about my possible life paths. What came through was a distinct message about writing. She envisioned me working on a magazine or journal, and said I’d be writing short stories about my life experiences. At the time, this didn’t make sense. Not really. I wasn’t a writer. Hadn’t felt the call to storytelling. But the seed she planted that day sent me in search of possible writing paths. Fast-forward two years and I’m halfway through an MFA program at CSU and have just finished a first draft of my memoir. A full-length book of vignettes, “short stories about my life experiences.”
How could Sarah see this far into my future? Or into the probabilities that would manifest in such magical ways? I am utterly fascinated by human psychic potential, what Sarah terms “intuitive abilities,” so I sought her out to ask more about this gift. To hear her story. And to say thank you for providing a glimmer of purpose and direction when I was feeling lost at sea.
Sarah and I meet at a coffee shop on Pearl Street, a couple blocks from where I first heard her prophetic predictions. Those are my terms, not hers. Probably wince-inducing to most intuitives. History is replete with seers and propheciers whose bold claims have left a bad taste in the mouths of believers. Especially those that drink the Kool Aid only to find empty promises and false predictions. The gift Sarah has is something different. It’s the opposite of self-aggrandizing. No grandiose predictions for ego’s sake. The messages are personal, positive, and often deeply healing. Sarah calls this type of work “intuitive coaching.” This side-steps the complicated connotations of “psychic reading.” There is no fortune telling here, no reading of palms.
Instead, Sarah is able to tap into the angelic realm to access information and guidance that best serves her clients. At times, Sarah sees the energetic presence of benevolent angelic spirits. During our first meeting, she saw an emerald green energy radiating around me. “Archangel Rafael,” she explained, “The angel of healing is around you.” This resonated deeply with me. I was working through old traumas at the time. Individual and group therapy to help slough the residual goop from war, from my time as an infantryman in Afghanistan. Her message about Archangel Rafael was comforting. I went home and did more research, found his energy healing, began incorporating him into my prayers.
Life continued to blossom.
When asked about first signs of her gifts, Sarah relays two incidents of precognition from several years ago. The first was a vivid dream in her early twenties in which she witnessed the death of a close friend. A disturbing dream, surely, but even more unsettling when it came true a year later, nearly to a T. The second dream was a decade later. Sarah was working with a client who was a survivor of war. This woman had endured unspeakable trauma, and during a nap one day, Sarah experienced some of this woman’s horrors of violation. A technicolor lucid dream of violent abuse.
At this point Sarah could no longer ignore the potential dangers of working so closely with others’ energies, so she sought out a mentor. A renowned psychic teacher and proponent of self-love who helped Sarah harness her gifts, taking steps to prevent unwanted psychic transference. And, in the process, Sarah learned to trust her intuition, her angels, her guides. A lesson in self-love that allowed her to surrender to her calling and release any lingering doubts, stepping into her own as an intuitive healer.
Before setting up shop as spiritual coach, Sarah pursued a career in social work, both as a caseworker and a play therapist for children. No surprise that the impulse to serve others has been at the core of her professional pursuits. Sarah radiates this type of heart-centered energy, her kind countenance dispelling any fear. Hard not to feel surrounded by angels when the messages start coming through.
Angelic messages are not the only information Sarah channels. She is also an adept medium, able to contact spirits of the deceased. Even pets that have passed. These messages from the other side are often quite healing for the bereaved. A glimpse into the great beyond. An opportunity to witness the eternal nature of spirit. Death in body only, not soul. Sarah tells me a story about a woman who had been in counseling for quite some time, dealing with the suicide death of her son. A traumatic incident for all involved. After Sarah channeled the deceased child, this grieving mother’s life began to turn around. The experience was profoundly healing, no longer in need of formal therapy.
So how does all this work? How does one receive psychic messages? And how does one hone these intuitive skills? These questions have been on my mind for a number of years. During the process of writing my memoir, I began to catalogue my own paranormal experiences. Preternatural phenomena that defied the limited paradigmatic framework of my conservative upbringing. Moments of precognition or intuitive knowing that exist in a space beyond normal thought processes. Some eternal truth in my gut. Or heart.
One of these moments occurred during my year tour in Afghanistan. Our squad had just returned to base to refit the trucks with fuel and supplies. As I was loading a box of MREs into my vehicle, I suddenly knew something about our upcoming mission. I looked over at a team member. We’re going to hit a bomb today. Not only did I foresee the bomb, I knew which vehicle would take the blast and where on the route it would occur.
Sure enough, it happened.
This type of psychic hit happened twice that tour. A hyperaware sensitivity to environment and energies that many in the military simply call one’s spidey sense. And neither precognitive moment prevented the subsequent events from occurring, so where did the information come from? Was it from my angels? And if so, why did the violent events still come to pass?
I don’t mention these specific military moments to Sarah, but I ask her about how intuitive information manifests. What she says is surprisingly simple. Answers often arise as thoughts in her mind, in a voice not unlike her own. It’s a sort of clairsentient understanding, a knowing, though Sarah will also explain to clients what the angels are telling or showing her. In order to facilitate more meaningful conversations, she will work with clients to find a focal point for angelic inquiry. Otherwise, Sarah notes, “the angels will share a whole bunch of important information, but it might not be the information the client is looking for.” Once clients have shared their questions or concerns, Sarah is able to guide the session in a way that offers clarity and compassion and support. She also offers to contact the spirit of a deceased loved one if such contact would benefit the client.
When asked about the nature of angelic presence, Sarah reminds me that it’s ever present. “Like air,” she says. “Even though you can’t always see it, you know it’s there.” That’s comforting to me. And it rings true now more than it did when I was young and reckless. My mom often said that I had a guardian angel, must have to survive some of the crazy things I went through. And perhaps I do. Perhaps we all do. But what about those who pass on early? Maybe they fulfilled their soul contract, their preincarnative purpose. Maybe this lifetime was meant to be short. Or sickly. Or painful. Hard to imagine why someone would choose such difficult circumstances if we have one life on this beautiful earth. But what if it’s a multitude of lives. A series of fleeting experiences in cosmic existence. A chance to learn and grow and know all expressions of humanity. An impossibly perfect reality in which all pain is merely illusion, all life eternal. All love and all light.
Divinity experiencing Itself.
And if our separateness is only an illusion in this hard-knock school of earthly life, then why shouldn’t certain individuals be endowed with a greater ability to pierce through the veil, to peek behind the curtain? Individuals like Sarah who’ve accepted their innate intuitive gifts, who’ve nurtured and cultivated that connection to spirit, to angels, to the Divine.
In moments when my own intuitive light has dimmed, when I’m approaching a darkened crossroads, unsure of which direction to take, I turn to individuals like Sarah for guidance. For support. For help navigating the murky waters of indecision or confusion or consternation. And when I walk away inspired by the clarity of higher insight, I always feel a debt of gratitude for the services offered by these intuitive advisors, angels, and all of our “hidden” guides.
Most of the beautiful, unexpected developments in my life in recent years can be traced back to a message I received during psychic transmission. And for these moments, these course-correcting psychic consultations, I’m eternally grateful.
To learn more about Sarah and her awesome services, visit: www.sarahitkin.com